Tuesday, November 29, 2022

No Thanks For (Time) Sharing

An agreed 61-day suspension and 18 months probation has been accepted by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge

The Agreement sets forth detailed facts and circumstances regarding the underling misconduct. Generally speaking, the ethical violations resulted from Mr. Graham’s involvement with the Timeshare Cancellation Law Group (TCLG) – which he founded – and Timeshare Attorneys of America (TAA), which TCLG acquired. Mr. Graham failed to conduct due diligence as to TAA personnel and court-imposed restrictions on TAA’s activities. He also failed to adequately supervise individuals performing work on behalf of timeshare clients or to ensure that certain lawyers were authorized to offer legal services in jurisdictions where they were engaged in the practice of law. Additionally, Mr. Graham failed to adequately communicate with timeshare clients or to receive authorization from them to share information with third parties assisting TCLG/TAA.

The parties agree that Mr. Graham violated duties owed to clients, the profession, and the legal system, causing actual harm. They further stipulate that he acted knowingly as to the violations of ERs 1.1, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 and negligently with respect to the violations of ERs 5.1, 5.3, 5.5(a), 8.4(a), and 8.4(d).

(Mike Frisch)


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